day to night Oct 5, 2018

Flip The Lip Color, Lose The Blazer: Desk-to-Drinks In 4 Seconds

NYC style blogger wearing a purple check blazer with belt and black bag applies Lancome lip color.NYC style blogger wearing a check blazer, fuchsia silk dress, black boots with black handbag.

DRESS: Roksanda (Currently 10% off with code FWFASHION! Also see similar, affordable options HERE and HERE) |  BLAZER: Tibi (Currently 10% off with code FWFASHION! Also see affordable option HERE) |  BOOTS: Marc Fisher  (Currently 25% off!  Also see similar HERE and HERE) |  LIP COLOR 1 (Day): Lancôme L‘Absolu Rouge Gloss in 272 Escapade  |  BAG: Cafune  | . BELT: Chloe (sold out, similar HERE) |  LIP COLOR 2 (Night): Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge X Camila Coelho in 158 Copacabana


In high summer, it was easy to get away with nothing more than a little dry shampoo and a highlighter refresh before leaving work and heading to a rooftop.  In fall and winter, your clothing and makeup need to be a bit more versatile.  Of course, you still want your style to feel chic and effortless, because if we’re not trying to dress like the French, what are we even doing?  With that in mind, I thought I’d show you a French girl-approved magic trick.  (It’s October, hence the magic. Just go with it.)  Spoiler alert: It involves every French girl’s favorite hometown team—Lancôme.


NYC style blogger wearing a check blazer, fuchsia silk dress, with black bag holding Lancome lip color in hand. NYC style blogger wearing a check blazer, fuchsia silk dress, black boots with black handbag and sunglasses.NYC style blogger walking and wearing a check blazer, fuchsia silk dress, black boots with black handbag.


If your workdays are anything like mine, you’re likely not going home to change before happy hour, so your fall style needs to include a few quick-change tricks to accommodate calendars with multiple personalities.  Here, my Roksanda dress is work-perfect when layered with an oversized Tibi blazer. The long silhouette of this look begs for a boot, and Marc Fisher’s comin’ in hot with a striking knee-high that can be scrunched down for that slouchy look when the outfit demands it.  Finishing the look  is Lancôme’s L’Absolu Gloss in 272 Escapade.  The perfect hint of gloss and color for the workday that keeps your lips moisturized and shiny (never sticky).


NYC style blogger Mary Orton wearing a check blazer, fuchsia silk dress, belt, black boots with black handbag, hair blowing. NYC style blogger walking and wearing a check blazer, fuchsia silk dress, black boots with black handbag and sunglasses. NYC style blogger applying Lancome lipstick in a red pink shade wearing a fuchsia dress and check blazer.


When work ends (thank heavens), this look is just as ready for a drink as I am. By removing the blazer (hello shoulders, I missed you!) and changing my lip color to a martini-ready red (Lancôme’s L’Absolu Rouge X Camila Coelho in 158 Copacabana), I’ll have managed to make myself revelry-ready in mere moments.  I’d show you my magic wand, but it doesn’t fit in this bag.  What does fit in my bag, however, is a compact mirror and this ultra luxe, creamy lipstick that has a super high color payoff while Vitamin E and other moisture-boosting ingredients nourish my pout.


NYC style blogger applying Lancome lipstick in a red pink shade wearing a fuchsia dress and check blazer sitting on stoop steps. Image of several shades of Lancome lip color, gloss and lipstick displayed on mirrored table.NYC style blogger wearing a Roksanda silk fuchsia and red dress with black handbag.NYC style blogger Mary Orton applying Lancome lipstick in red shade wearing a fuchsia silk dress and blazer with red nails and jewelry.


While I’m at it, this quick-change move isn’t the only reason I have to snag every color in Lancôme’s L’Absolu Rouge collection, especially the 10 shades they developed together with Camila Coelho.  It’s obvious when you look at this palette, that fall and winter are about to feel anything but dull and grey thanks to a few effortlessly chic shades.   FYI, #371 Passionately is worth checking out if you’re on the hunt for the PERFECT berry hue for fall.  Also, don’t sleep on L’Absolu Gloss, either. It comes in three finishes, and you know how I feel about having a plethora of options. *Buys larger makeup organizer.*


NYC style blogger Mary Orton applying Lancome lipstick in red shade wearing a fuchsia silk dress and blazer with handbag.NYC style blogger wearing Roksanda silk dress in fuchsia and red with black boots holding a check blazer. NYC style blogger wearing Roksanda silk dress in fuchsia and red with black boots holding a check blazer and black handbag.NYC style blogger Mary Orton wearing a Roksanda silk dress holding a blazer and handbag on sidewalk street.

DRESS: Roksanda (Currently 10% off with code FWFASHION! Also see similar, affordable options HERE and HERE) |  BLAZER: Tibi (Currently 10% off with code FWFASHION! Also see affordable option HERE) |  BOOTS: Marc Fisher  (Currently 25% off!  Also see similar HERE and HERE) |  LIP COLOR 1 (Day): Lancôme L‘Absolu Rouge Gloss in 272 Escapade  |  BAG: Cafune  | . BELT: Chloe (sold out, similar HERE) |  LIP COLOR 2 (Night): Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge X Camila Coelho in 158 Copacabana


Thanks to Lancôme and ShopStyle for partnering on this post!


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6 Responses to Flip The Lip Color, Lose The Blazer: Desk-to-Drinks In 4 Seconds

  1. Patricia says:

    Mary I love your bag! Where is it from?

  2. Rach says:

    Oo the colors of this outfit is GORGEOUS!!

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  3. samantha says:

    I love Lancomes lip colors and especially the ones they developed with Camila!

    http://www.stylebysamantha.com

  4. Elaine says:

    Love the colour of your dress it is stunning and that bag is to die for …yay

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